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England’s Ashes won’t go swingingly, says Siddons


Bangladesh coach Jamie Siddons warned England’s bowlers “it doesn’t swing, it doesn’t seam in Australia” ahead of their Ashes defence ‘Down Under’ later this year.

England, in overcast conditions and with the ball swinging spitefully, skittled out Bangladesh, following on, for just 123 inside 35 overs as they won the second Test by an innings and 80 runs inside three days at Old Trafford here on Sunday.

But no-one, least of all England, are kidding themselves that a series win over Bangladesh represents any kind of guide to their Ashes chances. England may hold the Ashes after a 2-1 win at home last year but it is 23 years since they last won a Test series in Australia.

Even against Bangladesh, there were times when England struggled to take wickets with the old ball on a flat pitch when the sun was out. Siddons, a prolific run-scorer in the Sheffield Shield but uncapped by his native Australia at Test level, said England’s attack would need to find a way of coping with local conditions.

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